07 Nov

  • By lucywilliams

Head teachers Update

Estyn Inspection Notification

On Friday the school was notified of an upcoming Estyn Inspection.  Estyn is the Welsh Government’s school monitoring board.  Estyn inspect all schools in Wales.

Our inspection will start on Monday 5th December for four days.  During the visit the inspectors will observe lessons, have meetings with the Trust and speak to students.

The inspection team would also like to meet with parents. The date for this meeting will be Monday 5th December at 2.30pm in the village hall.

As part of the inspection surveys will also be sent home from Estyn, these can be completed either electronically or on paper.

Once I have more details of the visit I will let you know.

Regional Principal Visit

Tamra Bradbury our Regional Principal and Dr Adam England visited the school on Tuesday 1st November.  As part of the visit a mini inspection was undertaken which was positive and the timing was appropriate bearing in mind the news of our upcoming inspection.

Half term school buildings update

Over half term, the common room floor was replaced.  The new flooring is a definite improvement on the old carpet.

School Surveys

Thank you to all parents for completing the parental survey, the feedback has informed the school of some key areas in which we need to continue to make improvements.

SDL Parents afternoon

A SDL Parents afternoon has been arranged for Tuesday 15th November at 2.30pm.  The meeting will give a quick overview of how we are moving towards SDL in the school.  There will also be an opportunity for you to look at SDL assignments and discuss them with staff.  The meeting is scheduled to last no longer than an hour.

Dates for your diary

SDL – Parents information 15th November.

Student Motivational Awards at Exchange Place 23rd November.

Rewards Trip for Year 12/13 – 25th November, The Good Food Show.  Students will only be allowed to participate if they have met the criteria for the reward.

Imperial War Museum trip – 30th November

Estyn Inspection 5th – 9th December